McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is located in Franklin, Tennessee. It was established in June 1866 as a private cemetery on land donated by the McGavock planter family.

The nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers buried there were casualties of the Battle of Franklin that took place November 30, 1864. They were first buried at the battleground, but were reinterred in 1866. While 780 of the soldiers have been identified, 558 are still unknown. Since 1905 the cemetery has been maintained by the Franklin chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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  • Although I did not get to go on a tour of the plantation itself I did have the privilege of walking through the Confederate cemetery. I have actually toured the plantation several years ago but...  more »
  • This cemetery is located on the grounds of Carnton, the old McGavok estate, where a huge Civil War battle took place. Only CA solders are buried here. Humbling to visit this sacred place.  more »

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